Hiring Range: $31,500-$35,100
GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB:
Will assist with implementation of the Legal Orientation for Custodians program (LOPC), including scheduling and presenting legal orientation information to sponsors of children being released from immigration detention; developing contacts with social services and pro bono legal services organizations for referrals for children who are released and reunified with sponsors across the country; entering data and recordkeeping; and drafting information sheets for sponsors on relevant topics.
Will assist with implementing the Legal Orientation for Custodians program (LOPC), including presenting orientations to sponsors of children being released from immigration detention; developing relationships with social services and pro bono legal services organizations nationwide for resources for children who are released and reunified with sponsors; referring custodians and children to appropriate resources; scheduling legal orientation sessions; entering data and recordkeeping and drafting information sheets for sponsors on relevant substantive topics.
Bachelor’s Degree from four-year college or university (or equivalent experience)
The Project Associate should have an understanding of the cultural and social issues related to working with child immigrants and their families. Should exhibit strong organizing and writing skills, strong communication skills and interviewing abilities, and the ability to work under pressure. Must be fluent in Spanish, have a bachelor’s degree, and have relevant work experience.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must have a Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university. Further work or studies in children’s issues, social work, or education strongly desirable.
Travel to area detention facilities housing child detainees multiple times per month.
The American Bar Association is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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